Trail Switchbacks: Planning, Construction and Maintenance

Registration Eligibility
open
Start Date
04/10/2017
End Date
04/10/2019
Description
Mountain trails or switchbacks prove very important for a lot of individuals who frequent hills or mountains for their recreational activities. Because it has become part of the lives of many, especially in mountainous areas, trail maintenance has also become necessary. But there are more to paving the way than you think.
This course is designed for decision-makers, landscape architects, and planners as it offer valuable information on how to plan, lay out, construct, and maintain switchbacks.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Design-Build
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the planning and design process that takes place in constructing switchback.
2. Know the different maintenance techniques to keep trails and switchback functioning efficiently.
3. Understand the benefits of a properly constructed trail or switchback.

Instructors
Liz Gupton, Trail Designer, Lolo National Forest, Montana
Website Registration
Course Codes
LA-17053
Provider
ISDM


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